HAYLING ISLAND BUSINESSMEN’S CLUB Report John Cushion
Arrangements for the Pig Race night to be held at the Community Hall on Saturday 14th November are now well under way. When the event was held for the first time three years ago more than 150 Islanders enjoyed an exciting evening of squeaking pigs outdoing one another to become race champion. It is expected that there will be a huge demand for tickets which are priced at £8 per adult and £5 for children under 12 years of age which includes a race card and supper. With capacity at the Community Centre limited to 200, tickets may be in short supply so please buy early. The Club is still looking for local businesses or individuals to Sponsor a Pig, all proceeds going to local good causes. Please contact Club Secretary via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pig Race Night Tickets will be available shortly from:
The Lions Community Shop in Mengham
Cards for Occasions in Mengham 02392461103
Hayling Community Centre in West Town on 02392 467 562
Morris Dibben in Mengham on 02392 465942
Geoff Foot Estate Agents in Mengham on 02392 461666
Several Club members were actively involved in arranging the very successful Hayling for St George event on August Bank Holiday Sunday. A full report was carried in last month’s Hayling Islander but many thanks again to everyone for making it a great day for the Club to be associated with.
The Club will be again supplying tickets for the next HIADS production, Salt of the Earth, in October. There are currently tickets still available for this and future HIADS productions and details can be obtained from Community Services Chairman John Finch via e-mail at email@example.com. Please note that tickets are only available to senior citizen and similar organisations and not on an individual basis.
At the luncheon meeting on 10th September, members welcomed Laurie Noble as a new member of the Club. Laurie has been a member of Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society since 1989 although he did perform, as a visiting actor, back in 1975. He is currently a member of HIADS Executive Committee, a Director of HIADS Ltd and a Trustee of the Station Theatre. Laurie has been involved in many historic Hayling and charity events, has played William Padwick at the Manor House and the opening of the Eaststoke stocks, wrote and performed sketches for Hayling Billy 50 and Murder Mysteries for various charities, including local Mayors charities. Laurie was a professional Mechanical and Nuclear Engineer and held a number of senior management roles during his working life. Laurie is keen to bring his management and fund raising expertise to the Club.
The senior citizens pre-Christmas Party is due to be held again courtesy of Sinah Warren Hotel on Wednesday 18st November. The Club arranges the party every year in conjunction with Sinah Warren and up to 300 senior citizens attend. Invitations will shortly be distributed to local organisations.
There is currently an availability of the Community Bus particularly on Saturdays. Any organisation wishing to make use of the facility either on a one off or regular basis is welcome to contact bus manager Trevor Slydell via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember that although use of the bus is free, you must provide your own driver who will be 70 and under with a clean licence.